Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: Playing For Keeps (Heartbreaker Bay, #7) by Jill Shalvis

Playing For Keeps

Heartbreaker Bay – Book 7

By: Jill Shalvis

Avon Books

Publication Date: January 22, 2019

Genre: Contemporary Romance

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 STARS

If you’re looking for a steamy romance…then look no further. Playing For Keeps is definitely a MUST read. You can’t go wrong when you have two main characters that initially rub each other the wrong way and later rub each other in all the right ways 😉 Add in the co-rescue of a sweet 🍭 and precious dog … what’s not to love 🐶

“No matter how rich or intelligent you are, how you treat an animal tells me all I need to know about you. And look at how he treated your dog.”

This was the first book I’ve read from Jill Shalvis. Even though this is the seventh book in the Heartbreaker Bay Series, she does such a great job of keeping the focus on Caleb and Sadie with just enough glimpses into the lives of the secondary characters that makes you want to learn their stories, too. I thought it was super cute the way the author cleverly made use of hashtags in her chapter titles.

Overall, I was very pleased with this book. Thank you to the author and Lisa of Tasty Book PR with providing me an ARC of Playing For Keeps in exchange for an honest review. Playing For Keeps by Jill Shalvis will join the ranks of BIBLIO-ELITE.


If you’re planning on falling in love…

When it comes to the confident, charismatic Caleb Parker, Sadie Lane feels the spark—the kind that comes from rubbing each other the wrong way. She’s yoga pants, he’s a suit. She’s a tattoo artist, he’s a straight-laced mogul. But after they accidentally co-rescue an abandoned dog from a storm, Sadie sees a vulnerable side to the seemingly invincible hottie.

You’d better be sure…

Caleb doesn’t do emotions. Growing up the underdog, he’s learned the hard way to build up an impenetrable wall. Perfect for business. Disastrous for relationships. He’s never worried about it before—not until he finally gets behind Sadie’s armor and begins to fall.

Someone is there to catch you.

Both guarded and vulnerable, Sadie and Caleb are complete opposites. Or are they? Shocked at their undeniable connection, can they ever admit to wanting more? That all depends on what they’re each willing to risk.


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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis writes warm, funny, sexy contemporary romances and women’s fiction. An Amazon, BN & iBooks bestseller, she’s also a two-time RITA winner and has more than 10 million copies of her books sold worldwide.


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